Bob Richardson

Chair

Bob is the Chief of Police, Battle Ground Police Department continues another term leading the Prevent Together Coalition as Chair. The coalition is extremely grateful for Chief Richardson’s leadership. Chief Richardson is an active member of many boards and commissions throughout Clark County, WA including the Clark County Public Health Advisory Council, the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency Board of Directors, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), and the Clark/ Skamania County Law Enforcement Council.

Liz Becker

Co-Chair

Liz is a fundraiser at WSU Vancouver and her main priority is student scholarships. She moved to Vancouver in the fall of 2015. Prior to the move, she worked for WSU (Pullman) as a fundraiser for the College of Arts and Sciences. Liz has almost 10 years of experience working with youth; coaching serval different age groups of competitive volleyball and serving on Local Youth Sport Boards. Liz stated that she is very passionate about prevention. She commented, “I grew up in an environment that was very affected by addiction and saw firsthand the impacts of addiction on youth.” In her free time she stays busy with cross-fit, playing softball, hiking and enjoying all the great food the Portland metro has to offer.

Michelle Poole

Secretary

Michelle is a Battle Ground resident and currently works as a Case Manager for the Parent Child Assistance Program (PCAP) at Community Services NW.  Michelle works with mothers who are pregnant and up to 24 month’s post-partum, and who are also struggling with chemical dependency.  Michelle likes to think of her work as the earliest possible intervention for keeping our youth free of substance abuse.  When Michelle decided to get involved with the coalition, she remarked “This work means a lot to me as I struggled myself with substance abuse in my youth. I aspire to use my past as a way to connect with those in my present to help create a brighter future. My goal is to help this community have more healthy and happy families.”

Coalition Committee Members

Coalition Sector 12 Representation & Member

Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance incorporates the required 12 Sector Representation as the foundation of its membership. The coalition is supported by representatives from youth, parents, business community, media, schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement agencies, religious or fraternal organizations, civic and volunteer groups, health care professionals, state, local or tribal agencies with expertise in the field of substance abuse and other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse.

Lori Homola

Lori has volunteered for North Country Ambulance Service for 14 years, and has also been a volunteer for the School Mobilization Assistance Response Team for five years. She currently runs the Superior Care for Seniors Inc. Lori has dedicated her life to the service of our community and has been an influential leader in the coalition’s development.

Scott Sorenson

Scott serves as Fire Chief. His primary responsibility is Fire District Administration. He began his fire service career in 1979 as a volunteer with Fire District 3. Hired in 1982, Scott served as a career Firefighter/EMT, Lieutenant, Captain, Division Chief, Deputy Chief, and Assistant Chief. He also served as an EMT (North Country EMS), Firefighter (Clark County Fire District 10) and Wildland Firefighter (Washington Department of Natural Resources). Scott holds a Master’s of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership (Warner Pacific College), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Warner Pacific College), and an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology (Portland Community College) and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. He graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1980. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs, and the Clark County Fire Chiefs Association Operations and Training Divisions. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Portland Community College and Operations Section Chief with Washington Incident Management Team 1.  Scott resides in the Venersborg Station 32’s response area.

​Marcy Sprecher

Marcy is the Executive Director of Rocksolid Teen Community Center, a local youth center. She is the liaison between these youth and the coalition and supports the coalition work by providing leadership, local data, and access to youth through her programs. Rock Solid is also a member of the local Chamber of Commerce and supports youth leadership development through the R.O.C.K. Program “Really Outrageous Concerned Kids”.

Bonnie Gilberti

Communications Manager, Public Information Officer, City of Battle Ground

Kathy Deschner

Coalition Coordinator

Kathy was hired as the Coalition Coordinator for Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance in May 2015. She is a lifelong resident of Clark County and serving her community has been the focus of her career and volunteer work. Kathy has more than 30 years of experience in non-profit management, fundraising, marketing and community organizing. Previously, she was Vice President of Development and Marketing at Innovative Services NW, Director of Development at Community Services Northwest, Campaign Director at Forward Edge International. She served as the Director of Development and Communications at YWCA Clark County for nearly 19 years.
Kathy has been involved and is passionate about prevention! She was a member of the Clark County Substance Abuse Advisory Board for nine years, she was one of the founding members and served as Chair and Co-Chair of PREVENT! Clark County for over six years. When not working or volunteering, Kathy enjoys spending time with husband Pete of 42 years, friends and family; and being Mom to Caitlin and “Grammy Bear” to Tommy, Skylar, Gabriel, Emmanuel, and Isabella. She loves traveling, the outdoors — hiking, boating and skiing; jazzercise classes; and loves to entertain, decorate, and scrapbook.
Kathy is passionate about working with the dedicated and talented coalition members, youth and other amazing partners in the Battle Ground community.

Cindi Schoeder

Cindi served the Battle Ground Public Schools as a Drug/Alcohol Prevention Educator for 20 years. She taught students the information and tools to resist unhealthy behaviors; and focused and designed programs to bring awareness of the risks of drug/alcohol activity. She was involved with the School Mobilization Assistance Response Team for 3 years. Cindi volunteered for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as a Big Sister and served as a member of the ambassador board. Cindi has a real heart for working with youth, as she sees them as being the “light” of our future.

Blake Bowers

Health and Fitness, Chief Middle School, Battle Ground Public Schools

Denise Movet

LICSW | Health Homes Supervisor, Molina Healthcare of Washington

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